Sacrifice thank offerings1 to God, fulfill your vows2 to the Most High,315
and call4 upon me in the day of trouble;5 I will deliver6 you, and you will honor7 me."
But to the wicked, God says: "What right have you to recite my laws or take my covenant8 on your lips?917
You hate10 my instruction and cast my words behind11 you.
When you see a thief, you join12 with him; you throw in your lot with adulterers.1319
You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.1420
You speak continually against your brother15 and slander your own mother's son.
These things you have done and I kept silent;16 you thought I was altogethera like you. But I will rebuke17 you and accuse18 you to your face.
"Consider this, you who forget God,19 or I will tear you to pieces, with none to rescue:2023
He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way21 so that I may show himb the salvation of God.22"